Obama's Top Health Official Apologizes For ACA Website 'Debacle'

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebeilus testifying before the House Energy & Commerce Committee. October 30, 2013 (CSPAN/Twitter)

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is on Capitol Hill today answering questions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Secretary Sebelius testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee—her first hearing before a congressional committee since the launch of ACA on October 1st.

“I apologize. I am accountable to you for fixing these problems And I'm committed to earning your confidence back by fixing the site," she said. "Hold me accountable for the debacle. I'm responsible."

Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, is on the ground in D.C. to give us the latest on the hearings.

Guests:

Todd Zwillich

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [2]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Sebelius is being treated like a Communist during the McCarthy era. She may have been in charge of the program, but I'm certain she was told that the system was in place by the programers. What was she supposed to do when she was told it was ready?
Whenever, a computer doesn't work, I always blame the computer.

Oct. 30 2013 03:36 PM
George Andersen from New Jersey

Healthcare Website Blame:

Let's put the blame where it belongs, directly on the shoulders of Gov. Chris Christie and the other Republican governors who vetoed bill to create individual state websites. New York, California and other states have good, well-run healthcare websites.

Oct. 30 2013 03:21 PM

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